Press Release Summary:
FlexiWeigh 1000 and 2000 offer capabilities for powder and solvent dispensing, inerting of target containers, and capping/uncapping in addition to labeling, sample tracking, and weighing. Floor-standing, fully enclosed cabinets are equipped with XYZ robot with rotating arm and WISC module, which can combine multiple operations at one vial position. Optimally suited for powders in 1-20 mg range, product allows for dispense targets up to 200 mg.
Original Press Release:
Mettler Toledo Introduces New Flexiweigh Product Family For Compound Management And Logistics
Columbia, MD - METTLER TOLEDO introduces the new FlexiWeigh product family for Compound Management and Logistics applications. FlexiWeigh's capabilities include powder dispensing, solvent dispensing, inerting of target containers, capping/uncapping (compatible with screw caps), labeling, sample tracking (1D or 2D barcode reading), and weighing (with 0.1 mg or 0.01 mg readability).
METTLER TOLEDO's unique patented solid dosing head allows accurate and precise dispensing of a wide range of powders, with no prior information about the powder and no teaching of the system or method development required. This offers the advantages of improving the turn-around time for internal order requests for samples, whilst enhancing safety through the elimination of manual handling of potentially toxic powders.
The patented powder dispensing technology has been successfully used on over 150,000 powders and can handle over 85% of powders in typical compound collections, based on existing METTLER TOLEDO customer experiences. The FlexiWeigh system offers the unique ability to handle difficult powders, such as static powders, and is ideally suited for the 1 mg to 20 mg range, though dispense targets can extend up to 200 mg. The individual dispensing heads eliminate potential cross-contamination between samples.
A key optional element of the new FlexiWeigh platform is the unique WISC module (Weighing, Inerting, Solvent dispensing, Capping). This compact module has the ability to combine multiple operations at a single vial position, offering increased throughput - by reducing the time needed to process each individual sample - and increased confidence in the solutions prepared - by providing a certified concentration through validation of the solvent dispense by weighing. The WISC module also enhances the efficiency of the process, by eliminating unnecessary robot movement.
METTLER TOLEDO's FlexiWeigh workstations are floor-standing, fully-enclosed cabinets, equipped with an XYZ robot with rotating arm. The two basic platform configurations are:
o FlexiWeigh 1000: Powder Dispensing Workstation is focused on the powder dispensing process. Optional capabilities, including solvent dispensing, inerting, capping, uncapping, and labeling, are available.
o FlexiWeigh 2000: Compound Dissolution Workstation is based on the WISC module. Optional capabilities, including cap feeder bowl and labeling module are available.
METTLER TOLEDO AutoChem is a leader in the chemical compound discovery and process development sector. Providing sales, service and application support throughout the world, METTLER TOLEDO AutoChem counts the top 20 pharmaceutical corporations as customers. For more information about the FlexiWeigh Workstations or METTLER TOLEDO AutoChem, please visit http://www.mt.com/autochem.